Marjory Szurko has written an account of the recipes she found, her wonderful recreation of the sweet dishes at events she ran at Oriel College, Oxford, and the history of the recipes. From Courtly Cuisine from the fourteenth century, through to Country House Confections in the early twentieth century, the reader will discover how to cook these rare sweets and recreate the past. Illustrated with photographs of the sweets and full descriptions of their unique tastes using the rare spices from the times; this is a book like no other on historical cookery. The authentic recreations of sweet dishes from historical recipes will make your mouth water.
Chapter 1. Courtly Cuisine - the fourteenth century Chapter 2. To the Manor Born - the fifteenth century Chapter 3. Dessert at High Table - the sixteenth century Chapter 4. The Lady's Kitchen - the seventeenth century Chapter 5. A Table fit for an Earl - the eighteenth century Chapter 6. Home Comforts - the nineteenth century Chapter 7. Country House Confections - the early twentieth century